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Nationally-recognised qualifications

As a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Sydney TAFE fully meets the requirements of the Australian VET Quality Framework.

About the VET Quality Framework

The VET Quality Framework aims at achieving greater national consistency in the way providers are registered and monitored and in how standards in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector are enforced. Additionally industry and the community can have greater confidence in the quality and consistency of nationally-recognised (VET) qualifications. They can therefore also have greater confidence in the skills and abilities of VET graduates.

The VET Quality Framework is comprised of the following:

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a quality assured national framework of qualifications in the school, vocational education and training (VET), and higher education sectors in Australia. All AQF courses offered by TAFE NSW are nationally recognised.

AQF qualifications promote lifelong learning and allow you to start at the level that suits you and then build up your qualifications and move between different education systems as your needs and interests develop and change over time. AQF qualifications link with each other in a range of learning pathways between schools, VET providers and higher education institutions.

Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015

The Standards ensure nationally-consistent, high-quality training and assessment services.

Fit and Proper Person Requirements

These ensure that persons who exercise a degree of control or influence over the management of the RTO are people in whom the public are can have confidence in their suitability to manage, or be involved with, an organisation that provides or assesses national qualifications.

Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements

The Financial Viability Risk Assessment Requirements aim to ensure that the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) has the necessary financial resources to operate and deliver quality training and/or assessment services throughout the registration period.

Data Provision Requirements

These ensure that RTO’s have adequate systems to capture and report on data against the agreed quality indicators.

Training Packages

Training packages are a key feature of Australia's national VET system. They are used as the basis for most of the programs delivered, including Australian Apprenticeships, training courses, VET in schools programs, recognition of existing skills, and occupational licensing. Training Packages specify the skills and knowledge required for different jobs within an industry. They are developed in consultation with industry and are updated regularly to ensure their currency and relevance. When you graduate with a nationally-recognised qualification from Sydney TAFE, you'll have gained skills and knowledge closely linked to your chosen industry's needs. Employers can be confident that you can perform tasks at a required industry standard.

RTO Code 90003

Sydney TAFE is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) operating under the  Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). The Sydney TAFE RTO code is 90003.

ISO 9001

Sydney TAFE is ISO 9001:2008 certified, which means we are an internationally recognised organisation, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to quality management and continuous improvement, so as to provide better training outcomes for our students.

CRICOS provider code

The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is a register of Australian education providers that recruit, enrol and teach overseas students. The TAFE NSW CRICOS provider code is 00591E, which Sydney TAFE is under.


SkillsPoints are the intersection 'point' where Australia's largest education provider - TAFE NSW - and business and industry come together to provide Australians with the skills employers need for the jobs of today and the careers of the future.

SkillsPoints will equip Australians with the skills and training needed to respond to the opportunities provided by high-growth and emerging industry sectors as well as existing employer needs.

An Australian first, SkillsPoints will:
  • Provide a dedicated industry-specific focus and point of contact for employers.
  • Develop responsive and consistent training across the state.
  • Prepare our students for jobs for the future, using advanced digital courseware such as virtual reality, animation, simulations or augmented reality.
  • Provide skills pathways to rewarding jobs.
  • Develop bespoke commercial courses that can be delivered where, when and how required.
  • Be the key point of liaison with both Commonwealth and State industry advisory bodies.

As a relationship centre for industry, SkillsPoints will work in close partnership with industry, business and employers to design training that looks to the future and responds to emerging trends. Whether in a classroom, on-site, online or any combination, SkillsPoints training and resources will be tailored to industry needs and reflect the quality, rigour and expertise that has secured TAFE NSW's reputation as Australia's largest education provider.

There are nine SkillsPoints headquarters planned across NSW, six of them in regional areas:



The first SkillsPoint HQ — Innovative Manufacturing, Robotics and Science, based in Newcastle — will be launched in September 2017. The rollout of the remaining SkillsPoints HQs will be announced in the next few months.

Download the SkillsPoints Brochure.

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